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2 US soldiers wounded in Jalalabad roadside bombing

2 US soldiers wounded in Jalalabad roadside bombing

Oct 09, 2016 - 11:29

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Two US soldiers have been wounded in a roadside bombing in eastern Nangarhar province on Sunday, a local official said.

The improvised explosive device went off when the troops were conducting a routine security patrolnear the Jalalabad Airfield.

Meanwhile, a statement from the NATOinfo-icon mission said the soldiers were evacuated to the Jalalabad Airfield for treatment.

A security official, requesting not to be named, said the patrol vehicle the soldiers were travelling in struck the explosive device at 11am.

A resident of the area, Saleem, said NATO helicopters hovered over the scene, cordoned off by US troops.

The blast comes days after a US soldier was killed during an operation against Daesh militants in the Achin district of the province.




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